WOODWARD, Okla. —
Enid’s boys and girls soccer teams dropped a pair of games to Woodward Thursday night. The Pacers (1-2) lost a 1-0 decision, while the Plainsmen (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season 2-1 in the non-district match.
“There’s never a good time to lose a game,” said Enid head coach Craig Liddell, “but it was not a district game. Like any opponent though, they are not going to give you anything.”
Woodward scored the only goal of the girls game 10 minutes into the contest when a shot bounced over the Enid goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
“They (Woodward) deserved to win,” Liddell said. “The first half was scrappy and we played a decent second half. We had the majority of the play, but you can’t take anything away from Woodward.”
In the boys game, Woodward scored in the first 20 minutes to take a 1-0 lead.
“They scored on a defensive mishap,” Liddell said.
The Plainsmen made it 1-1 with 18 minutes left off a crossing right hand corner kick from Felix Mora that was headed into the net by forward Oscar Pena, who recorded his first goal of the season.
“It was good to see him score and get the monkey off his back,” Liddell said.
But the lead did not hold up as Woodward scored on a breakaway to make it 2-1 with nine minutes left.
“We took over play in the second half,” Liddell said. “We controlled play and possession. It wasn’t for lack of effort, but they made it difficult for us.”
Liddell said he was disappointed, but the loss “gives us something to work on and gets our kids’ attention. We’ll bounce back. We won’t hang our heads, it just wasn’t to be tonight.”
Enid is now off until March 26 when Tulsa Union visits for an important district match.
“We’re excited to host them,” Liddell said. “It’s always big when we play them.
WOODWARD, Okla. —
Hennessey's Aguirre taking tough times in stride
Car Aguirre looks strange confined to a wheelchair.
The story of how the newly-minted Hennessey grad got there is told loosely through a digital jigsaw puzzle — an accident, a near-tragedy, an outpouring of support, a recovery, all expressed in Facebook posts and internet traffic.
Enid’s Harmon 4th at endorser
Top-seeded Tyler Harmon, playing with an elbow injury, had a rough day at the 16-Under Oklahoma District Tennis Association Endorser Tournament Saturday at Oakwood Country Club.
Ex-Majors make return to Enid for Alumni exhibition
Saturday was a time for Matt Peck and his former Enid American Legion teammates to set back the clock.
Jets reflect on tough season
Raydon Leaton’s ambition was to be the host team for the NJCAA Division II College World Series, which opens next weekend at David Allen Memorial Stadium.
Instead, Leaton’s Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets went through some growing pains during a 17-39 season.
- OSU 2nd despite loss to WVU
- Sooners survive scare
- Sports briefs for 5-19-13
- Camp directory for 5-19-13
- Radio-TV for 5-19-13
Glencoe duo makes strong introduction
The last time Nate Melton and Claytin Beaver played together, they left the field losers of a season-ending 12-5 Class A state quarterfinal.
On Friday, each of them in Enid Majors blue instead of Glencoe red, and things went closer to plan.
Melton was the Majors’ opening-day starter, introducing himself to Enid with six strikeouts in three innings, topping 90 mph with a fastball that rarely ended anywhere but Beaver’s mitt in a 7-1 Majors win.
- More Sports Headlines
- Hennessey's Aguirre taking tough times in stride